How to Exhibit Effective Teamwork
Teamwork is often a crucial part of a business, as it is often necessary for colleagues to work well together, trying their best in any circumstance. Teamwork means that people will try to cooperate, using their individual skills and providing constructive feedback, despite any personal conflict between individuals.
As much as possible, we want to avoid being dysfunctional in the workplace, especially if we are working with a team. The question is, how do we exhibit effective teamwork?
- The team should have a common goal. Whether it is a long-term or short-term goal, it is important to have a clear direction, a sense of accountability, and a collective motivation.
- The team should be open and honest. Each member of the team should be an open communicator. It is difficult to work effectively if you have no idea what your teammates are thinking and if they are still eager to do their job.
- The team should be innovative and creative. The team should create something new and exciting. They should consider their tasks well and think of ways to come up with excellent output. Above all, they should make high-quality decisions.
- The team should complement each other. People are not robots; therefore, a team needs positive reinforcement not just from the boss but also from the team members. In this way, each member’s effort will be recognized and accounted for.
There are other ways to exhibit an effective teamwork, but this will not be possible if one member will not cooperate and contribute to the team. Remember, you are called a team because you are expected to work well with others and produce the desired output at the end of the day.
Let me end this post with this story…
“Two dogs were bad friends. One day the wolf attacked one of them. Quoth the other: “If I do not help him today, the wolf will destroy him and tomorrow attack me.” So they joined forces and killed the wolf.”
~~ Talmud, Sanhedrin
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